CSW Posted July 4, 2015 Report Share Posted July 4, 2015 Since Tuesday, my 14 month BC, Star, has been afraid to go in the fenced backyard. I do not know what has caused this fear. Normally I am in the yard with her. If I am not, the patio door is open and she can enter the house on her own. She is not "locked" outside. Star is not afraid to go on walks (always on leash) or go places in the car. It is just the backyard. The grass is kept short and there are no weeds along the fence line. I have tried all kinds of things to get her outside, favorite toys, treats, putting a leash on and walking her in the backyard. I will get her excited in the house and then take the game outside. I even fed her on the patio. As soon as she was done eating she came to the door. My house is small and she needs exercise and playtime. I love playing with her outside in the yard and she especially loved playing fetch before this happened. Any suggestions? I don't want to make her phobia worse. I can walk her on leash in the backyard. She will not pull away, but the minute the leash is off she is running to the door. Should I continue that? Any other suggestions? She has always been a bit skiddish, but loved playing outside and we were spending lots of time outside. Any suggestions on what to do or not to do are welcome. Also has this happened to anyone one else? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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